All businesses regardless of size need to keep bookkeeping records. The maintenance of a good accounting system and records written up on a timely basis helps in the management, control and smooth running of a business. In addition good bookkeeping records provide a more robust defence in the event of a tax enquiry.

At Shapcotts we provide a range of bookkeeping services designed to provide exactly what you and your business needs:

  • Full Bookkeeping Service
  • General Bookkeeping Service
  • Bookkeeping Training
  • Bookkeeping Support Service

Initially we will meet with you to discuss your business's requirement and to develop an understanding of your business. We will then tailor our service to meet your requirements.

Full Bookkeeping Service

  • Full bookkeeping recording
  • Manage Sales Ledger (issue sales invoices, send statements and credit control letters)
  • Manage Purchase Ledger (issue supplier cheques)
  • General Correspondence
  • Complete Quarterly VAT returns
  • Provision of Management Reports and Key Performance Indicators

This service is tailored to meet your businesses individual requirements.

General Bookkeeping Service

  • Full bookkeeping records
  • Complete Quarterly VAT returns
  • Provision of Aged Debtors and Aged Creditors Reports

This service is tailored to meet your businesses individual requirements.

Bookkeeping Training

  • Dedicated member of our Business Services team will discuss with you the business requirements. We can then provide you or your staff with the appropriate training for either computerised or manual bookkeeping.
  • Once training is complete we will then provide the business with our bookkeeping support service for as long as its required.

Bookkeeping Support Service

Many businesses prefer to maintain their own bookkeeping records but from time to time find something they do not know how to
deal with.

On such occasions we can provide adhoc support or cover to help deal with these issues.

If this is of interest then telephone, email or arrange an appointment for us to meet with you to help you through the problem in the most cost effective manner.

Please contact us on 01332 680540 to discuss your business needs.



VAT is becoming one of the most complex and onerous tax regimes that businesses have to deal with on a daily basis.

The ever widening scope of VAT, the constant changes of regulations mean that many businesses struggle to complete VAT returns by the due dates, under or over pay their VAT liability all of which can lead to interest and penalties.

Let Shapcotts provide you with an efficient and cost effective VAT service that includes:

  • Completion of VAT returns in sufficient time to avoid any penalties
    • This can be as part of our bookkeeping service
    • It can cover the records you maintain from which we will review and complete your return
    • Attending your premises and completing your VAT return on site.
  • VAT Registration
  • Advice on VAT schemes
  • VAT planning
  • Attendance at VAT inspections
  • Dealing with VAT disputes
  • Vat Deregistration

We can provide training on completion of VAT returns for you or your staff.

We offer a tax investigation scheme to cover our fees in the event of a dispute between the VAT office and yourself.

Please contact us on 01332 680540 to discuss your business needs.